Friday, July 19, 2013

Gluten Free Creamy Pasta – sans Alfredo

When I got home from Zumba last night I was STARVING!

I’ve had a super active week: Monday Bootcamp, Tuesday Zumba, Wednesday Core and Shoulders, and then Thursday Zumba. So much fun – but leaving me more than a little bit hungry!

I typically have a recovery smoothie after Zumba. I don’t get home until 8:30, and I don’t love going to bed on a super full stomach. But not last night. Last night I was on over drive and ended up making something DELICIOUS!

I started with 1/2 cup of Schar Gluten Free Multigrain Pasta:

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I saw this at my Harris Teeter last week and decided to give it a try. I love that you can see the buckwheat in the penne!

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While the noodles cooked, I grilled broccolini, diced some grilled chicken I had prepared the night before, and shredded a little bit of Cabot 50% Light Cheddar.

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Max was very interested in this part.

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I chopped the broccolini into small bite size bits, and diced the chicken as well.

Once the pasta was ready, I drained the noodles and added in the chicken, cheese, and broccolini.

I also added in two tablespoons of 0% fat Greek Yogurt that I had mixed with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

And done!

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So good! Creamy, yummy goodness with only a small amount of carbs. Tons of protein from the yogurt and chicken. Fiber and fullness from the broccolini.

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YUM!

Don’t you love it when random ideas come together!

Happy Friday!

I’m off to bootcamp first thing, and then just TWO days until VACATION WEEK! WOO HOO!